It’s been a little over a year since Sarah Martin released new music for streaming. More than two years ago, her February of 2019 single, “Heartbreak Song,” earned the Nashville-living singer/songwriter her first number one on She Wolf Radio just four months after its release. Soon after, she won the inaugural Pro Country Female Artist of the Year. After releasing her holiday EP, Holiday with You, at the end of 2019, she won the Audience Pick in a Global Rising Song competition for her original song, “Broken Things,” in 2020.
With the upcoming release of her new single, “Those Days,” Martin is bringing the noise back in a big, rocking way. The song, available for pre-order now and set for release on July 1, is a bit of a sonic shift for Martin. While “Heartbreak Song” and her last album, Muddy Boots, are rooted more in a traditional country space, “Those Days” turns the guitars up to ten, offers a thumping drumbeat and sees Martin sounding better than ever with a powerful vocal to match, including a massive note at the end of the tune.
As Martin calls it, “Those Days” is an “anthem song to help you keep on keeping on,” and she hit the nail on the head. After maneuvering through and incredibly tumultuous year-plus, “Those Days” is a reminder that not only were we not traveling down the road alone, but that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
“Those Days” is the start of an exciting new chapter for Martin’s music, and if it’s any indication of what’s to come, she’s going to be a force to be reckoned with in the country-rocking space.